Accounting & Finance

Welcome to the Accounting and Finance Department at Middle Georgia State University. 


We offer a competitive accounting concentration to prepare students for careers in public accounting, private industry, nonprofit organizations and governmental roles.  Our graduates have found work in a large range of fields, include auditing, corporate accounting, and military fields. 

Once you express an interest in accounting, we will sit down with you and go over the kinds of careers might appeal to you (there are so many ways to use an accounting degree).  Here are a few common ways:

  • Certified public accountant (CPA)
  • Certified management accountant (CMA)
  • Staff accountant
  • Forensic accountant
  • Financial analyst
  • Certified financial planner
  • Certified government auditor
  • Internal auditor
  • Tax accountant

With the digital revolution, professional accountants are no longer the “number crunchers” of earlier years.  They are more like detectives, looking for patterns in large data set and summarizing data in useful ways for investors, clients, decision-maker and regulators.  We meet with each accounting major and explore whether auditing, corporate accounting, non-profit or one of the many accounting specialties (like forensic accounting) might interest you.  From there, we help you plan electives to match your interests. 


If you have a college degree (in anything) you can take the CPA exam.  You need accounting and business courses and some field experience to be certified (get a license).  And, of course, you are not likely to pass the CPA exam without taking the appropriate courses.  We sit with you and create a plan that best prepares you for the exam. 


This is our newest concentration, permitting students to combine finance and economics to learn about data analysis, investments, banking, evaluating financial scenarios, and data modelling.  Students with these skill sets typically pursue careers in investment banking, commercial banking, financial management, asset management and economics.  These skills, however, can be widely applied to data analysis, forensics, policy-making and other related financial fields.


We invite you to learn more about the programs and profession by contacting one of our faculty advisors via the Faculty/Staff Directory links on the left.